The 10 Best Summer Bras to Beat the Heat (and Avoid Boob Sweat)

Summer means sundressessandals, and strapless everything. For me, it also means summer bras. It’s time to switch over to lightweight fabrics like mesh and lace to help win the battle against underboob sweat (especially in areas like NYC where it’s 95 and humid every. single. day.)

I don’t want to see another heavy, molded-cup bra at least until fall (if even then). High temperatures call for low maintenance, and that means bralettes and bandeaus in pale colors and breathable fabrics. If you’re looking to lighten up your summer intimates wardrobe, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite lightweight bras ahead.

Cooling Wireless Bra

black cooling bra for summer from soma intimates
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Soma’s Cooling Wireless Bra has breathable, perforated cups, and an exclusive fabric that transfers heat. It’s basically the equivalent of air conditioning in a bra!

Balconette Bra

beige mesh balconette bra from cuup
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The CUUP Balconette Bra is smooth, streamlined and simple. The semi-transparent stretch power-mesh is airy and supportive.

Mesh Bralette

blue printed wonder bralette from blush lingerie
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The barely-there mesh of the Blush Wonder Bralette makes for light support and maximum breathability. Plus, it looks super cute peeking out under a tank top.

Lace Bralette

lace bralettes from free people at lulus

A lacey bralette with stretch like the Free People Adella Lace Bralette is a bra and crop top in one! This is a great option for layering under summer tanks and dresses.

Convertible Racerback Bra

lace convertible bra for summer from le mystere
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For summer, you need a bra that instantly converts to racerback (it’s called a J-hook). Light and airy lace makes this plunge-front Le Mystere Lace Perfection Convertible Racerback Bra a warm-weather winner.

T-shirt Bra

mesh t-shirt bra in pink from On Gossamer
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This brand mastered mesh before you were born. The On Gossamer Mesh T-shirt Bra has adjustable straps that convert to criss-cross, cami, or halter style.

Unlined Bra

yellow lace bra from paramour
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The four-part cup of the Paramour Dahlia Unlined Bra means no-joke lift and support. For cups C-H, this is lightweight support at its best.

Bandeau Strapless Bra

black bandeau bra from lively
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The mesh Lively Bandeau Strapless Bra delivers on breathability and coverage. Plus, it stays up!

Scoopneck Bralette

white pullover bra from on gossamer
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Looking for a simple summer bra solution? Try a pullover style. Spaghetti straps and mesh sides make the On Gossamer Cabana Cotton Scoopneck Bralette a no-brainer.

Underwire Bra

shell underwire lace bra from le mystere